Style Quotes To Live (And Dress) By


From Charles Hix to Cary Grant, we highlight some sage style advice from the most fashionably famous men of all time


Gay Talese

While we don’t subscribe to the thinking that there are strict rules to follow when it comes to what you wear and how you dress, every now and then a few pearls of wisdom are beneficial to setting the style agenda.

Of course, when it comes to taking advice you should always turn to the experts and we’ve done just that. From revered author Charles Hix to the debonair leading man of Hollywood style, Cary Grant, below are some sage words to pore over next time you’re in need of inspiration.

Cary Grant

“All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret: the simpler the better.” - Cary Grant (actor)

“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them.” - Hardy Amies (designer)

“A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” - Oscar Wilde (authour)

“Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.” - Charles Hix (author)

“Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter.” - Gay Talese (author)

Orson Welles

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” - Orson Welles (actor)

“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” – Tom Ford (designer)

“Make it simple, but significant.” - Don Draper (fictional character from Mad Men)

“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” - Giorgio Armani (designer)